💬 The Wrap
Animoji! Deep breaths everyone. It looks like a fun feature coming to iOS, but it won't affect your regular emoji keyboard in any way. More on that with the release of iPhone X.
The latest episode of the Emoji Wrap podcast is here! This episode I talk with Christina Warren about literally everything in this email. Come join us!
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💬 Facebook Discontinues Messenger Emojis
In the past 15 months, Facebook launched not one but two separate emoji sets. The Messenger emoji set is now making way for the (hard to describe in this context) "Facebook" emoji set.
🦄 Apple's New Animoji
A look at what Animoji is, how to use it, and what they all look like.
💧 Animoji leaks before Apple Event
Feels like forever ago now, but many of the iOS features Apple planned to unveil in September were leaked in advance of the Apple Event. One of them was Animoji, with these details shared before Apple had said anything about the new feature.
🎃 Don't mess with Halloween emoji fans
The 🎃 Jack-O-Lantern emoji is consistently in the Emojipedia top ten for most of October. People can't get enough. But there are a lot of choices when it comes to Halloween emojis.
🤑 Common Venmo Charges, Decoded
And here I am sending you this for 🆓 🙌
🤷♀️ Samsung's Emoji Adventures
A perpetual source of intrigue, confusion and amusement.
👋 Say Goodbye to the Blob. Google's New Emoji Have Arrived
We've covered death of the Android emoji blobs many times before, but this look at the elements that go into Google's emoji designs is fascinating.
🏙 A review of the city emojis (YouTube video)
I always enjoy Colin's tongue-in-cheek "Mixed Emoji" reviews.
🍆 NYC Using Racy Emoji Posters to Combat Rise in STDs
I do enjoy the fact that alternative meanings of emojis are considered mainstream enough for mass advertising. Or maybe they're obvious enough, you don't need to have prior knowledge?
🍝 Jamie Oliver's new Facebook chatbot to offer recipes via emojis
Emojis are a great fit for bots, making them feel more human in some ways. Whether they actually make it "easier" to do anything is yet to be seen, IMO.
📲 iOS 11.0 Emoji Changelog
Saved you a click: there are no new emojis in iOS 11. The good news? Apple has confirmed they're coming by the end of the year.
🐝 Hello Internet #89
"The Google bee emoji is an exorcist emoji". Why? Take a look.
💍 Will You Be My Emoji?
Mark Bramhill looks at what it's like to get an emoji approved, from the outside.
🌯 Emoji Wrap Episode 8
I chat with Christina Warren about what's been happening this month, and more specifically, everything in this email. We already talk about this sort of thing when we catch up anyway, so I figured why not turn the recorder on so you can join us.
💖 Win your own emoji-inspired Unicalendar
Described by creator Josh Williams as a "luxuriously printed single-page letterpress calendar and foil sticker pack inspired by worldly celebrations and exotic emoji", you really should just click the link here to take a look at the photos.
We're giving five of these away! To enter: act fast. Reply to this email with:
- 👤 Your name
- 📮 Your postal address
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- ❔ The emoji that is shown on July 2nd on the Unicalendar
Entry is open to anyone in the world and postage is included (though if your country decides to apply customs to your gift, that would be on you to pay). Entries close exactly 24h after this newsletter is sent. One entry per person, and winners will be notified no later than October 5, 2017.
Please don't enter more than once, as duplicate entries will be discarded. Keep an eye on Emoji Wrap on Twitter for announcements.